CHAMPAIGN, IL - JANUARY 31: Brandon Paul #3 of the Illinois Fighting Illini looks for room under the basket against the Michigan State Spartans at Assembly Hall on January 31, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois defeated Michigan State 42-41. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illinois Vs. Indiana: Illini Drop Second Game In A Row

Illinois went into Indiana looking to pick up their second Big Ten road win, but left with their second consecutive loss.

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Illinois Vs. Indiana Final Score: Hoosiers Take Down Illini, 84-71

The Illinois Fighting Illini were looking to upset the Indiana Hoosiers on the road in Assembly Hall. The Illini trailed by just two points, 38-36, at halftime but couldn't slow down the Hoosiers in the second half. The Hoosiers poured on 46 points in the second to take home the 84-71 victory over Illinois and improve to 7-6 in the Big 10.

With the loss however, Illinois falls to 5-6 in the Big 10 and lose their second conference match up in a row. In the loss, D.J. Richardson led the Illini in scoring with 19 points while center Meyers Leonard picked up 17 points and 3 blocks on the night. For Indiana, Cody Zeller led the way with 22 points while Christian Watford and Victor Oladipo each picked up 18 points and 5 rebounds.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this matchup, head over to Illinois blog Hail to the Orange and Indiana blog Crimson Quarry. For more college basketball coverage, visit SB Nation's NCAA basketball news hub.

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